(There are 2 more new announcements after this one. Please make sure that you read them too!)
Come and enjoy the last SUMS talk of the year! Niles Johnson - a graduating senior at UR - will talk about his honors thesis project! It is also the last chance of the year for you to get free pizza!
(UR graduating senior)
The Taylor Expansion of a Riemannian Metric
Every smooth Riemannian manifold has two functions associated with it:
the Riemannian metric and the curvature tensor. As with every
function, we can consider a formal Taylor expansion of the metric, and
our main result is a statement about terms in that Taylor expansion and
certain (covariant) derivatives of the curvature tensor. The most
interesting and exciting aspect of our work, however, is not the result
itself but the ideas involved in understanding the result. For this
reason, the talk will focus on describing the two concepts--metric and
curvature tensor--and giving an overview of the methods involved in the
Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2003
Place: Hylan 901 (the Math Lounge)
Time: 7:00 PM
(FREE PIZZA at 6:45!)
At this meting, we will also be electing new officers for next year. If you would like to be a SUMS officer next ear, please email Professor Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Michael P. Knapp on 4/18/03; 2:53:01 PM
from the dept.